Established in 2020


Eligibility: The Rex and Karla Stannard Scholarship Fund for Overton and Clay Counties will benefit seniors graduating from Overton and Clay counties in Tennessee who plan to attend two-year or four-year colleges or universities or Tennessee College of Applied Technology Centers.

Rex and Karla Stannard were drawn to establish this Fund in a powerful way: “We were pleased with the warm welcome from the people we met yearly in Clay and Overton counties when we visited Dale Hollow Lake. Eventually, we moved from northern Indiana to beautiful Tennessee. Since we lived on the Overton-Clay county line, we became active in both counties. We volunteered first, and then worked at Maple Grove School, the smallest public elementary school in Tennessee. That school, under the leadership of Principal Jerry Collins, was a special place. Every child was encouraged to be the best he or she could be. Sadly, it closed May 2013. Interacting with the students and their families led us to establish this Scholarship Fund. We value all education and want to contribute to the success of students from this area.”